6. Flushing Meadows Corona Park
The 168 Yamazakura and Somei-Yoshino cherry trees in Flushing Meadows Corona Park were donated by the Japanese American Association and the Cherry Association of Japan. Before being planted in Queens in April of 2001, the seeds were nursed in the greenhouses of Van Cortlandt Park. NYC Parks recommends that for the best view for the prettiest view, visitors should head west on the promenade towards the Unisphere.
You can see the blossoms in bloom on one of our upcoming Remnants of the World’s Fair walking tours!